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Coming of the Lord

As with the Lord one day,
Is like a thousand years;
Time seemed to drift away,
No more sadness or fears.

But the Lord is not slow,
To fulfill His promise;
For His blessings will flow,
Bringing about justice.

He is patient toward you,
Wishing not to perish;
If repentance is true,
Eternal life cherish.

The day of the Lord soon,
Comes like a thief at night;
Heaven roars from the moon,
Brings a fiery light.

Since all things have dissolved,
Who lives in holiness;
Iniquities absolved,
To live in godliness.

Wait for the day of God,
Heaven will see fire;
Melting what has been flawed,
Newness to acquire.

Fervent heat melts the earth,
As Heaven fades away;
Giving of a new birth,
Dawning of a new day.

A new earth and Heaven,
In which righteousness stays;
A place He has given,
That His people bring praise.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

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The Day of the Lord Will Come 2 Peter 3:8-13

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Written on January 27, 2023

Submitted by sir_ricky on January 26, 2023

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Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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  • dougb.72572
    As to the ongoing relevance and power of Scripture take a look at The Letters of Samuel Rutherford. He lived in the mid 1600s. Got banished from his pulpit for non- conformity. Wrote to his parishioners the famous Letters. King of England was trying to force state religion with many a capture and death. The time of the Scottish Covenanters…Douglas Blair (extracts from the letters are still published by Banner of Truth Trust). 
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  • dougb.72572
    You have given a spot on explanation of His coming. Gospel poetry excellent. Opposite to much of today’s naysaying, cynical fare. The writers might use lots of twenty dollar words, but really have no clue as to deep or delightful. Thanks Richard.

    LikeReply2 months ago


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